Non – Scientific Events

Bookings for non – scientific events are now open and can be completed during the registration process.
If you have registered already please refer to the edit link in your confirmation email to book a tour.

Monday 12th June – Valletta and the Malta Experience


Our guided tour through the vibrant streets of Valletta will allow you to discover the beauty and charm of the fortified city built by the Knights in 1566. The Order of St John ruled over the islands for 268 years and left a unique cultural legacy of which Valletta is the prime example.

We first enjoy a breathtaking view of the Grand Harbour from the Upper Barracca Gardens. Then we visit St John’s Co- Cathedral, including the Caravaggio masterpieces in the Oratory, the Flemish tapestries and the church museum. The Co-Cathedral houses one of the most beautiful marble inlaid floors in the world.

Going down Republic Street you will walk past the Grand Masters’ Palace and the recently restored St. George’s Square before watching the Malta Experience, an audiovisual show where Malta’s history throughout the ages is brought back to life.

Duration:  Half day – afternoon (approximately 4 hours)

Pick-up Time from Hotel:  13:15 at Radisson BLU Hotel

Meeting Point:  Hotel lobby

Price:  €40.00 (no lunch included)

Tuesday 13th June – Mdina


Today’s excursion takes us to the central part of Malta, dominated by the medieval fortified city of Mdina, Malta’s former capital city. The narrow, winding streets, dating back to medieval times, lead to the imposing bastions, commanding a magnificent panorama of the island. On the way there, you will discover different styles of architecture, including Siculo- Norman palaces and other baroque buildings of great historical importance. Time stands still in this Silent Citywhich is a film-maker’s paradise. Leaving Mdina through Greeks’ Gate, we stop at the early Christian catacombs in Rabat before proceeding to the cliffs at Dingli.

After lunch we will visit the San Anton botanical gardens situated near the Presidential Palace, which you will be able to admire from outside. We shall also spend time at the crafts centre at Ta’ Qali. At the end of the tour, allow us to astound you with Mosta’s majestic dome, one of Europe’s largest.

Duration:  Full Day (approximately 7 hours)

Pick-up Time from Hotel:  08:45 at Radisson BLU Hotel

Meeting Point:  Hotel lobby

Price:  €50.00 (basic lunch included)

Tuesday 13th June – Malta under the stars


Drive around the fortifications of Valletta, which are beautifully lit at night, and stop at the Valletta Waterfront in Grand Harbour. Built during the time of Grand Master Pinto, this area comes alive at night, attracting Maltese and tourists alike to its many bars and restaurants. Some free time will be given.

Discover Rabat in the centre of the island and walk along its narrow winding streets before reaching Mdina, Malta’s Silent old Capital City – at night a mysterious city which looks so different from what it looks like during the day. A city of palaces and churches, once only inhabited by noblemen, its history goes back to the times of the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Normans, and the Knights of St John. From the ramparts of Mdina you will be able to see practically half the island sparkling in front of you.

Duration:  Evening (approximately 2 – 3 hours)

Pick-up Time from Hotel:  20:00 at Radisson BLU Hotel

Meeting Point:  Hotel lobby

Price:  €30.00 (no dinner included)

Wednesday 14th June – Harbour Cruise


On this boat trip you will discover the beauty of Valletta’s two natural harbours – Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour – which have played a vital role in Malta’s history. Seen from the sea, Valletta appears in all its grandeur, providing photographers with the best opportunity for original pictures. After the cruise you will have time to stroll along Sliema’s main shopping area, where you can also relax in one of the many cafes. Return transfer from Sliema at 18.00hrs.

Duration:  Half Day – afternoon (approximately 4 hours)

Pick-up Time from Hotel:  14:00 at Radisson BLU Hotel

Meeting Point:  Hotel lobby

Price:  €35.00 (no lunch included)

Wednesday 14th June – Three Cities Tour


Discover the Grand Harbour area opposite Valletta known as the Three Cities – Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea, where the Knights of St. John first settled in 1530.

Driving past Cospicua we reach Vittoriosa for a walking tour through the narrow streets in the shade of historic buildings, including the first auberges of the various langues of the Order. At the Vittoriosa waterfront we take a typical harbour boat (dghajsa) for a tour of the colourful harbor creeks.

From the Senglea Garden, situated at the tip of the peninsula, enjoy a stunning 360° view of the Grand Harbour, including the impressive Fort Sant Angelo from where Grand Master La Valette led the defence of the island during the Great Siege of 1565.

Duration:  Half Day – afternoon (approximately 4 hours)

Pick-up Time from Hotel:  14:00 at Radisson BLU Hotel

Meeting Point:  Hotel lobby

Price:  €35.00 (no lunch included)

Wednesday 14th June – Social Dinner


The Mediterranean Conference Society invites you to join them for a special evening of good food, music, laughter and conversation.

Island Caterer brings the very essence of the sea to every dish, with their daily catches of fresh fish, so that you can taste the full flavour of the Mediterranean. This outdoor venue is a glow with fine silver, flickering candlelight and the delicious produce of our tranquil island.

Admire stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea while you enjoy an amazing 3 course menu including Maltese specialities. Dine under the stars, enjoying the elegance and warmth of Radisson’s outdoor Gala venue featuring 2 pools to enhance the atmosphere.

We will cater for all your dietary requirements, please specify them when registering for the dinner.

Thursday 15th June – Other Malta

From a Palazzo to Wine Cellars


This is a very special tour, combining Malta’s foremost aristocratic palace with 400-year-old wine cellars where Malta’s premium wines are allowed to mature. Palazzo Parisio has been justly described as ‘a miniature Versailles’.

Its intricate interiors contain fine frescoes, magnificent marble works, mirrored walls, tromp l’oeil, rare paintings and extravagant gilding. The beautiful landscaped gardens, acclaimed as being among the finest in Europe, reflect the splendor of this gracious home. After the opulence of the palazzo, one of Malta’s leading wineries welcomes you to its cellars where you will be given a detailed explanation of local wine making and invited to sample a selection of wines and local savouries.

Duration:  Half Day – Extended (approximately 6 hours)

Pick-up Time from Hotel:  08:45 at Radisson BLU Hotel

Meeting Point:  Hotel lobby

Price:  €40.00 (no lunch included)

Friday 16th June – South of Malta Tour

Hagar Qim Temple, Limestone Heritage and Market


The tour starts with a visit to one of Malta’s oldest quarries which has been transformed into an attraction for tourists and locals alike and which provides a vivid account of one of Malta’s leading skills – the use of limestone for building purposes, a skill that goes back thousands of years. The magic of Malta’s antiquity will be explained at Hagar Qim, Malta’s main pre- historic site, overlooking the wide expanse of the blue Mediterranean and the islet of Filfla. From Hagar Qim you will proceed to Wied iz-Zurrieq where (weather permitting – boat price not included) you can take a boat trip to the Blue Grotto, renowned for its crystal clear waters.

After lunch, we drive through local vineyards right up to the idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk. You will have time to stroll through the local market set out on its waterfront. Later we proceed to the cave at Ghar Dalam where archaeologists have unearthed ample proof that Malta once formed part of the European landmass.

Duration:  Full Day – (approximately 7 hours)

Pick-up Time from Hotel:  08:45 at Radisson BLU Hotel

Meeting Point:  Hotel lobby

Price:  €58.00 (basic lunch included)

Saturday 17th June – Gozo


After a short twenty-minute ferry crossing you will reach Mgarr harbour, which immediately sets the pace to Gozo’s unique atmosphere.

Your guide will lead you around the Megalithic temples of Ggantija, the oldest free-standing monuments in the world, pre-dating the Pyramids of Egypt. This will be followed by visits to the medieval citadel in Victoria, the fjord-like bay at Xlendi and the Azure Window at Dwejra.

Gozo is well known for its crafts, particularly handmade lace and knitted garments. Visitors cannot fail to be impressed by the island’s lush countryside, its serene atmosphere and how different it is from the larger island of Malta.

Duration:  Full Day – (approximately 8 hours)

Pick-up Time from Hotel:  08:45 at Radisson BLU Hotel

Meeting Point:  Hotel lobby

Price:  €65.00 (basic lunch included)

Sunday 18th June – Marsaxlokk Market & Blue Grotto


The idyllic fishing village of Marsaxlokk with its colourful luzzus and unique character make the unrivalled setting for the local market. This is the perfect place to spend a Sunday morning, where you can rub your shoulders with the locals as you browse through the various stalls.

We continue our tour with a visit to the Blue Grotto (weather permitting – boat price not included) and the nearby caves. Admire the whole expanse of the blue Mediterranean and the islet of Filfla.

Later our guide will help you explore one of Malta’s unspoilt villages. From the main square, the hub of the village with its parish church and band club, you will be led through a maze of winding narrow streets that all have a story to be told.

Duration:  Half Day – (approximately 6 hours)

Pick-up Time from Hotel:  08:45 at Radisson BLU Hotel

Meeting Point:  Hotel lobby

Price:  €30.00 (no lunch included)